Friday, March 8, 2013

Comics this week

Earth 2 #10- Karel Wotan is a guy? Writer James Robinson and artist Nicola Scott continue their surprisingly entertaining run on Earth 2 by springing another surprise on us. Really, I truly thought the androgynous-looking, green-skinned mage was a woman. Joke aside, this issue expanded the Doctor Fate storyline by introducing us to the wonderful Tower of Fate. Nicola Scott outdid herself here because so marvelous was the tower that it seen it had a life of it own. Also, the short scene between Alan Scott and Sam’s father was great. Filled with sadness and regret, it was one of my favorite moments thus far in the series. I understand some people still can’t get over the fact that these characters are NOT the old JSA, but take these characters as they are and you will enjoy a wonderful tale.

 Green Lantern #18- I’ll admit. Thus far, the “Warth of The First Lantern” has been entertaining but not earth-shattering for me. It’s better than the “Rise of The Third Army” but nowhere near the highs of “Sinestro Corps War”. However this issue, Part 5 of the crossover, makes me think there is a chance for it to reach there. Writer Geoff Johns takes the dark route here as Hal Jordan, Simon Baz and Sinestro all try their best to escape the Dead Zone. The ending was a surprise, a grim tease that was perfectly partnered by the art of Szymon Kudranski. The only problem; there was no B’dg in this issue. After a so-so start, , the “Warth of The First Lantern” has kicked into gear.

Witchblade #164- What would you do if you have to kill your child to save the world. For a hero like Sara Pezzini, she would kill her child for the greater good. For a villain like Jackie Estacado, the world can go to hell. That’s the intriguing story of “The Progeny”, the crossover that started in the Artifacts series and in many ways, it makes sense. A true hero like Sara would do the ultimate sacrifice, but a self-centered bastard like Jackie would not only dammed the world, he would also do everything in his power to make sure his daughter stays safe. The open question of who is right and who is wrong is not answered because...well, in many ways there's no good answer to such a question. And that's what make this crossover so interesting.  

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